PARTICLE SYSTEM

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PARTICLE SYSTEM

Post by lucifer » Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:54 am

hi,

I'm running Blender v.2.31a and also the older v.2.03.
I have purchased the 'Official Blender 2.0 guide' and tried to make my first 'particle system' using steps on page 134. However when i follow these steps and run the animation...nothing happens. What am i doing wrong? i've followed the steps using both versions of Blender and still nothing.
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Post by kane » Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:59 am

try changing the norm value then animating it
Close the world, txen eht nepo.

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Post by lucifer » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:01 am

i put it on the one suggested (0.100) but i don't think i tried anything else, should i try different values?
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Post by kane » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:06 am

you are pressing alt-A to animate it, arn't you?
Close the world, txen eht nepo.

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Post by lucifer » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:07 am

yes
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Post by kane » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:10 am

try random?, or try rendering a pic a few frames in, it might be somthing wrong with your video card
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Post by lucifer » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:16 am

i tried clicking the anim button instead, and it appears to perform the particle anim, from a top view, but with scanning as though it wa rendering it. but the whole thing wont play in the normal window view. i'm wondering if the book actually provides all the steps in this exercise.
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Post by mr_rob » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:40 am

Post the .blend file and I'll give a look.

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Post by lucifer » Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:02 am

how do i do that?
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Post by mr_rob » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:48 pm

Do you have webspace anywhere? If you do, upload the .blend file with your failed particle system on it and post a link to it here.

If you don't have any webspace, you can get a couple MB of free webspace here:

http://www.greatnow.com/

or try here to look for more:

http://www.freewebspace.net/

Good luck

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Post by monocult » Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:18 pm

set the Particle start frame to -10

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Post by lucifer » Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:05 am

It finally worked, although i don't know what was wrong initially. anyway that's the way i like to learn, by making errors. So another question is why does Blender v. 2.32 start up with a cube in the 3d window?
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Post by theeth » Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:19 am

Because the default startup scene was changed.

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Post by lucifer » Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:42 am

when I (Ctrl + X) and delete all, the cube remains.

suppose i'll have to wait for the new book.
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Post by theeth » Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:59 am

Ctrl-X only reloads the default scene.

You can create your own default file by modifying a blender session like you want and the pressing Ctrl-U. The result is then saved in a .b.blend file that is automaticly used at start up.

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